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Bones of Thigh & Leg (Left)
Skeletal System

Bones of Thigh & Leg (Left)

Ossa femoris et cruris

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The bones of the thigh and leg are one of the two groups of bones of the free part of the lower limb, the other group being the bones of the foot. The thigh (femoral region) is the longest segment of the lower limb and lies between the hip and knee joints. It consists of a single long bone called the femur. The leg (crural region) is the second-longest segment of the lower limb and lies between the knee and ankle joints. It consists of two long bones called the tibia and fibula. In addition to these bones, there is a sesamoid bone found within the quadriceps tendon, known as the patella.

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Bones of Lower Limb

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The lengths of lower limb bones are generally more correlated to actual height than those of the upper limb [75,80].

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